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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 “Influential” Honors
May 10, 2018
TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. ... read more »
Local Black Leaders Announce Support of Villaraigosa for Governor 
May 10, 2018
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 a press conference was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper announcing the support of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor. Villaraigosa was surrounded by faith and community leaders, and local prominent political leaders from the City of Carson, Inglewood, and Compton.   ... read more »
Supv. Ridley-Thomas Pushes County to Publicize Contract Opportunities in Minority Publications
May 10, 2018
Recently, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors spearheaded a motion to create policy for placing classified advertisements to publicize the county’s contracting opportunities in local newspapers and weeklies.   ... read more »
Horton and Santiago Seek to Expand Renter’s Tax Credit 
May 10, 2018
Board of Equalization Member Jerome E. Horton is working with Assemblyman Miguel Santiago to introduce legislation that will reduce the housing cost for renters.  ... read more »
City Council Spouses Serve as Strong Partners in Leadership
May 10, 2018
Fabian Wesson, Del Richardson Price and Karrie Harris-Dawson successfully balance marriage, family and careers ... read more »
Debate Heats Up Over South African ‘White Privilege’
May 9, 2018
Members of the opposition Democratic Alliance are reportedly squabbling over a casual remark by the head of the party, Mmusi Maimane, who observed that White privilege and Black poverty were critical issues that needed to be addressed. ... read more »
At African Confab, a Call for Justice for Children
May 9, 2018
Children are very much on the political and public agenda in Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. ... read more »
Zimbabwean’s Cheer a Musical ‘Lion’ Returning From Exile
May 9, 2018
After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. ... read more »
Breaking News: Local Prominent Leaders Announce Support of Villaraigosa for Governor
May 3, 2018
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 a press conference was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper announcing the support of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor. Villaraigosa was surrounded by faith and community leaders, and local prominent political leaders from the City of Carson, Inglewood, and Compton. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Won’t Take PAC Money
May 3, 2018
Senator Kamala Harris announced that she would not accept corporate PAC money, during an interview on The Breakfast Club. ... read more »
We Must Protect Individuals with Debt from Loan Shark Tactics
May 3, 2018
The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Act) has served consumers well, and ensures fair debt collection related to credit card debt.  However, the Act does not protect individuals who have unpaid parking tickets, storage and towing fees from receiving multiple calls in one night from a debt collector using profane and offensive language in pursuit of collecting delinquent payments.  ... read more »
LA County Poised to Develop Vermont Manchester Project
May 3, 2018
The County plans to build affordable housing and retail, as well a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transit plaza, preparatory boarding academy and training center on the site. Renderings for the project were released in February. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Angela Rye & Mara Brock Akil at Power of She Event
May 2, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Angela Rye & Mara Brock Akil gather for an intimate conversation on public policy, entertainment and just how far we've come at the Power of She conference sponsored by Nielsen. ... read more / watch video »
Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
April 27, 2018
Pear said the number of gun homicides involving Black male victims dropped 32 percent from the peak in 2005 at 47 per 100,000 people to 31 per 100,000 in 2015. The homicide rate for Hispanic male victims was 6.7 per 100,000 in 2015, a 38 percent decline from its peak of 10.8 per 100,000 in 2005. ... read more »
Arizona’s Only Black Legislators Chastised After Race Talk
April 27, 2018
The only two Black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided Black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. ... read more »
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